Encore Theatre presents romantic comedy, “Almost, Maine”


By Merri Hanjora - mhanjora@limanews.com



Josh Ellerbrock, right, and Lauren Spyker rehearse scenes from “Almost, Maine” at Encore Theatre. The production begins today and runs through March 18.

Josh Ellerbrock, right, and Lauren Spyker rehearse scenes from “Almost, Maine” at Encore Theatre. The production begins today and runs through March 18.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

IF YOU GO

WHAT: “Almost, Maine”

WHEN: 8 p.m. today, Saturday, March 16 and 17; 2 p.m. Sunday and March 18

WHERE: Encore Theatre, 991 North Shore Drive, Lima

ADMISSION: $8-$15. Call 419-223-8866.

LIMA — Encore Theatre presents a romantic comedy with the production of “Almost, Maine.”

This is the third play that director Jeff Kerr has directed.

“We have 12 in the cast. This play has flexible casting, so it can be done with as few as four, but we had so many talented actors audition that we ended up casting that many,” Kerr said. “I have been really impressed with my cast. We have veterans and also some people that have never been on stage before, so everyone has been very good.”

The play is structured around eight scenes. All of the scenes happen at the same time, so no two characters overlap.

“They all happen at the same time on a Friday night. There are some magical things that happen. It is about normal people dealing with love. Very normal people having extraordinary things happening and dealing with love,” Kerr said.

Kerr feels the play is family friendly but doesn’t think younger people would get as much out of it.

“This play has been produced quite a bit, and I know a lot of high schools have done versions of this play throughout the country. High school age and later would probably enjoy it most,” Kerr said.

Josh Ellerbrock, right, and Lauren Spyker rehearse scenes from “Almost, Maine” at Encore Theatre. The production begins today and runs through March 18.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/03/web1_Encore-RP-004.jpgJosh Ellerbrock, right, and Lauren Spyker rehearse scenes from “Almost, Maine” at Encore Theatre. The production begins today and runs through March 18. Richard Parrish | The Lima News

By Merri Hanjora

mhanjora@limanews.com

IF YOU GO

WHAT: “Almost, Maine”

WHEN: 8 p.m. today, Saturday, March 16 and 17; 2 p.m. Sunday and March 18

WHERE: Encore Theatre, 991 North Shore Drive, Lima

ADMISSION: $8-$15. Call 419-223-8866.

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.

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